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Masterchef legend Brendan Pang teaches Broome High School students how to roll dumplings

Cain AndrewsBroome Advertiser
Brendan Pang, Asha McArdle, 17, and Finlay Wallace, 17.
Camera IconBrendan Pang, Asha McArdle, 17, and Finlay Wallace, 17. Credit: Supplied

Broome Senior High School students have been treated to a visit from Masterchef Australia competitor Brendan Pang and helped him prepare some delicious cuisine for Shinju Matsuri.

The students helped Mr Pang prepare more than 2000 dumplings for Shinju Matsuri’s iconic sunset long table dinner on Cable Beach.

Broome Senior High School Food Technology teacher Carolyn Davies said the students had a blast meeting Mr Pang and helping him prepare food while they learnt some new kitchen skills.

“It was just a great opportunity for Brendan to work alongside and to teach some of his skills to the students and to make some dumplings for the long table dinner,” she said.

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“We have thoroughly enjoyed it and students from yesterday, couldn’t wait to get back in the kitchen today.

“They also learnt to make the dumplings, which is very much a Broome cultural dish that everyone here loves.”

Mr Pang said he and Sydney Cove Oyster Bar Broome, which employs some Broome High School students, came up with the idea to make the dumplings using Broome Senior High School’s kitchen facilities.

“Broome High has a really good kitchen, so we thought why not combine a bit of everything,” he said.

“I just wanted to get the community involved so I thought why not teach the students how to make some wontons because it’s what I do back home and it’s coming out really nicely.

“It has been really good — they’ve been awesome. We even had Year 9s and 10s come down and they were incredible.”

The long table dinner menu featured local Indigenous ingredients and seasonal produce developed by Mr Pang and catered by Sydney Cove Oyster Bar Broome and took place on Friday and Saturday nights, September 2 and 3.

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